Every gift counts, big or small.
Your generosity is key to Cornell’s success. Because of you and your support, students can follow their dreams at Cornell by learning from faculty and staff who lead in their fields. Every day, with your help, students, faculty, and staff contribute to the world around them–here in Ithaca, across New York State, and around the globe. Thank you! — Susan H. Murphy, Vice President for Student and Academic Services
Seven Cornell projects received significant support during a one-month crowdfunding campaign that concluded December 5. In all, 683 people gave $111,994 for an average gift of $163.97. It all adds up to big impact. Thank you!
ILR student Rachel Harmon ’15 is a recipient of a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship and will pursue a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation at the University of Oxford, England.
Supported as a researcher since freshman year through the Cornell Presidential Research Scholars program, Rachel has deepened her commitment to social justice and garnered other accolades along the way.
Today, more than 64% of the university’s students receive some form of financial aid, and to meet the full cost of one student’s Cornell education would take the payout of an endowment of approximately $1 million.
Your gifts to scholarship are an important way to pay it forward while giving back, making it possible for the next generation to take full advantage of all Cornell has to offer.
The Cornell Club of Oregon and Southwest Washington stands out in scholarship support, assisting home-town Cornell students through their endowed scholarship fund of approximately $2 million. With a payout of nearly $85,000, the fund helped support 46 students last year continuing a tradition of local alumni supporting the next generation of Cornell students.